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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by polizei1, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Ok...I still want to think about it, but I'm pretty certain I'm going to be putting my VMII up for sale. I just don't use it since I got the CBST. My individual problem with the VMII is that it rides too high, and doesn't offer enough cant.

    However, I will say that while I don't mind kydex, I love leather and the craftsmanship isn't anywhere near the same between the two. I feel the VMII is better fit, has more retention (but not too much), and is overall held to a higher standard.

    Now, I was thinking about trying an OWB holster, but since I have printing issues already with IWB, I'm going to assume an OWB would be even worse. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I'm a very small guy BTW.

    So that leaves me to the ultimate question...should I just stick with the CBST or should I try something different (I have bills to pay, so the money would come in handy!)? I was looking at the TT Gunleather slim IWB:

    http://ttgunleather.com/catalog/i67.html

    It looks like it offers more cant and sits lower, which would probably put it closer to the CBST. I'm not looking to replace the CBST, so would this just be a waste of money to try something else? I really don't want to end up with a holster I'm not using, which is what happened with the VMII, and that's an expensive item just to sit around.

    If you want to offer another option, please keep in mind it has to be low riding and has to have a good degree of cant. I have my CBST on max cant.

    Any opinions?
     
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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Small-of-the-back?
     

  3. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    No thanks, I don't like that way of carrying.
     
  4. drc767

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    Have you looked at the Brommeland Max Con V? Very thin, sits low and has a pretty aggressive cant. Very nice holster......
     
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  5. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    No but I'll look into it. Right now I'm leaning towards just sticking with my CBST. I really love the VMII but it just doesn't work for me. I love the "classiness" of the leather if that makes any sense at all.
     
  6. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    Have you considered ordering a holster built to your specs? It sounds like it would be a viable option if you're willing/able to use your CBST for the time being.

    John at 5-Shot would be a great choice for such a task - http://www.5shotleather.com/index.htm
     
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  7. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I've owned several VM IIs and currently have a TT Gunleather Mike's special. The VMs did NOT work for me, but this holster does. There's more cant and the gun sits lower than the VMII, and the holster does in fact work well. I got the steel band option, but at times wish I didn't for extra thinness. YMMV.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I sold my VMII for the same reasons. I'm a huge CBST fan. I keep trying to find a IWB leather holster for my 1911's, but haven't found the magic recipe yet. I guess I'm just too used to the CBST. :dunno:
     
  9. up1911fan

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    The Kramer #3 has a lot of cant and work's very well, one of my favorite IWB holsters.
     
  10. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Yes, I was thinking of having TT Gunleather custom make me one, or looking into John. Problem is, I really don't want to spend the money and wait, and then turn around and not use it.

    That's why I was thinking of trying the Mikes Special Slim IWB.

    This is why I'm leaning more towards just sticking with the CBST. It's comfortable and it works, so why am I going to spend $150+ on a leather holster, only for it to not work again. And if it does, what is it going to offer that the CBST doesn't already, at half the cost? And if it works, I probably won't use the CBST anymore, essentially wasting the money.
     
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  11. Buckfever4life

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    Keep us posted
     
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  12. rsxr22

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    if the cbst works, forget trying to switch! Sure leather looks nice and I wear a VMII as well w/ my EMP, but every other gun i carry goes in a hybrid type holster like the CBST or for OWB, Raven Concealment is the way to go. I got my NH Predator about a month ago and I have actually being carrying it quite a bit w/ X300 attached in a RCS PhantomLC. Raven's ride high and super close to the body. These will be my go to holsters for the winter for sure.
     
  13. Spats McGee

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    Tommy Theis makes a clone of the CBST & his holster works really well for me. He puts several holes on each side so that you can adjust cant and ride height by moving the belt hooks up or down: http://theisholsters.com/

    He's also really easy to work with. If you need extra holes to make it ride lower, I'm sure he could do that. He's currently got the horsehide listed at $65, too.
     
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  14. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Right behind you...
    I love my Shielded Holster from Kwart here on GT, It has leather lined kydex, adjustable for depth and cant, and It has been great.
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Kwart? Can you post some pics?
     
  16. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Does anyone wear the CBST in the winter? How does it handle? I wore the EMP in the VMII for a few before I sent it away.
     
  17. okie

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  18. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Thanks everyone. The VMII is SPF currently and I'm just going to stick with the CBST for now. More than likely, the money will go towards a Comp-Tac or Blade-Tech OWB holster for USPSA and mag holders.

    Okie, that looks like the Seth's sits real nice and low, just a bit higher than my CBST.
     
  19. lsbbigdog

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    For me the CBST works best .I had a VMII but seemed like I could never get it in a some what comfortable spot. Plus the CB seems to distribute the weight better.
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